House Price Bubble

The Bank of England says rates will go up slowly when they eventually rise

Bank of England's Dale likens UK housing market to microwave

The chief economist at the Bank of England, Spencer Dale has reiterated that interest rates will not go up until the recovery is sustained and real incomes are higher.

Halifax reports house prices went up by 1.1% in November

House prices reach highest level of annual growth for 6 years

The latest Halifax house price index shows house prices went up by 1.1 per cent in November and have seen a 7.7 per cent rise over the last 12 months.

Rightmove said asking prices fell in November

UK property asking prices down by £6,000 in November

The latest report from online property site Rightmove shows that average asking prices for UK property fell by 2.4 per cent, over £6,000 in November.

The Prime  Minister says Help to Buy is a success

Cameron hails Help to Buy a success as 2,000 sign up

The Prime Minster, David Cameron has said the Help to Buy scheme is being accessed by the "hardworking people" it is aimed at but critics warn a lack of supply may push up prices.

The Treasury, where MPs questioned Bank officials over Help to Buy

MPs ask for clarity on Bank's role in policing Help to Buy

MPs on the Treasury Select Committee have asked for clarification on the role the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee has in policing the Help to Buy scheme.

Osborne is considering a new capital gains tax for foreign property investors

Osborne to impose tax to tackle London house price bubble

The Chancellor, George Osborne may launch a capital gains tax for foreign investors to help tackle the house price bubble that is emerging in London.

The Land Registry data shows house prices are up 3.4 per cent in the last 12 months

Land Registry data shows mixed house price picture

The latest figures from the Land Registry based on completed property sales indicates that while prices in London are booming, it is a mixed picture across the rest of England.

The Item Club says the Help to Buy scheme won't cause a housing bubble

Item Club says Help to Buy won't lead to house price bubble

Ernst & Young's Item Club says consumers are driving the recovery and that the chances of the Help to Buy scheme causing a house price bubble are "extremely slim".

Help to Buy 2 has been launched this week

Do we need Help to Buy 2?

The second stage of the Help to Buy scheme has been launched but initial rates from NatWest and Halifax are similar to the best available on the open market.

Cameron has brought forward the launch of Help to Buy 2

Demand for Help to Buy 2 could be hit by strict lending rules

Critics argue that unless there is an increase in the supply of new homes the Help to Buy scheme will not help the people it is intended to help.

Halifax says house prices are 6.2% higher than 12 months ago

UK house prices up 6.2% in a year

The latest Halifax house price index shows the annual rate of house price growth has increased to 6.2 per cent.

House prices in the UK are up 5.0% in the last year, says Nationwide

North-south house price divide at record high of over £100,000

Nationwide's latest house price index shows price rises in London and the south has increased the annual rate of house price growth to 5.0 per cent.

George Osborne has moved to reduce the risk of a house price bubble

Bank of England to provide annual review of Help to Buy

George Osborne has asked the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee to review the Help to Buy scheme every year to ensure it does not cause a house price bubble.

George Osborne defends the government's property initiatives

Osborne "alert to the risks" of Help to Buy

The Chancellor, George Osborne, has told the Institute of Directors that he is "alert to the risks" of a potential house price bubble but "lets not pretend their is a housing boom".

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